Angle: Social Accountability through citizen engagement hence grounding our basis on Social Watch. Understand how to make it easier for citizens to engage with the state. Understand the interconnection between our local situation, regional and global front in transparency and accountability
SODNET trusts that the workshop will: Improve the workings and connections of the EAC and Social Watch activities. Enable us appreciate civic qualities that enrich democratic experiences.
An international network for poverty reduction and promotion of gender equality. National coalitions build strategic relationships to promote efforts and connect with the global level. Coalition members connect and share stories via E-mail list, Weekly E-News letter, Website, social Media. Social Watch annual reports are the main tools for advocacy at National, regional and international levels.
Background and thinking behind Huduma Captures citizen voices, connecting them directly to the person in charge. Ensures we identify gaps within the system for improved citizen access to quality services. 90% strategy (strategic relationships, effective channels and identifying bottlenecks).10% technology/tool
The Situation When citizens are informed they act. Civil Society is critical in advocating for change. Even in situations of poverty, people will still save some money for phone airtime. Technical tools are pertinent in present day. People are use mobile phones more than other media tool.
Public Planning Implementation Monitoring and Advocacy Framework (PPIMA). Role is to hold government into account of their duty. To support citizens and civil society in advocacy. Clip on situation of participatory budget process in Rwanda.Recommendations Introduce the respective organizations to Huduma Promote East African framework partnership.
Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. Accountability is concept used synonymously with responsibility, answerability blameworthiness and liability. Initiative of Uganda has put in place to promote transparency and accountability
A space designed for young people to express themselves through media tools and channels as well as visual and performing arts culture. Promote ways of consolidating voices and experiences of young people. Speak Africa produced a booklet to brief the young 13th Ordinary Summit of the AU Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth And Food Security and latest issues on Agriculture.
We endeavour to make use of S.W Comm. tools to promote visibility of organizations. Civil Society need to converge, promote a strong front to strengthen in-country collaboration. Advocacy messages should be consistent and backed with evidence. Documentation of evidence of change directs towards effective strategy.
Key Points The potential of Huduma enables researchers to build the local capacity and in documentation through reports. As much as we want to hear the voices of citizens, we should be ready to modify our thinking